Titans 0 at Texans 20
Andre Johnson finally had enough from Cortland Finnegan, sparking a fist fight that led to both players being ejected and could end up in further discipline from the NFL.
The Texans snapped a four-game losing streak while Johnson and Finnegan were ejected for their fight in the fourth quarter of a 20-0 Houston win over Tennessee on Sunday.
Arian Foster rushed for 143 yards and caught nine passes for the Texans (5-6), who posted their first shutout since 2004.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Finnegan set it off by pushing up Johnson’s face mask at the line of scrimmage. Johnson ripped off Finnegan’s helmet and landed at least two punches to Finnegan’s head and neck. Finnegan tore off Johnson’s helmet before players and referees intervened.
The game was halted for more than five minutes as officials sorted out the chaos. Johnson received a standing ovation as security guards escorted him off the field. Finnegan taunted booing fans as he exited out the opposite tunnel.
The incident came at the end of a tumultuous week for the Titans (5-6), who’ve lost four in a row.
Houston cornerback Glover Quin set a franchise record with three interceptions off Titans rookie quarterback Rusty Smith, who struggled in his first career start in replacing the injured Vince Young.
Titans offensive co-ordinator Mike Heimerdinger was on the sideline calling plays after he was diagnosed with cancer this week. He’s due to start chemotherapy Monday.
Steelers 19 at Bills 16 OT
Shaun Suisham of Wallaceburg, Ont., kicked a 41-yard field goal with 2:14 left in overtime to lift the Steelers.
Buffalo (2-9) blew an opportunity to win it with 10:30 left in overtime. Wide receiver Stevie Johnson got in behind the Steelers secondary but dropped a 40-yard pass on the run, while he was two yards into the end zone.
Packers 17 at Falcons 20
Matt Bryant kicked a 47-yard field goal with 9 seconds remaining to give the NFC-leading Falcons their fifth straight win.
Aaron Rodgers guided Green Bay (7-4) on a 90-yard drive to tie the game with 56 seconds remaining. He converted a pair of fourth-down passes, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson that made it 17-17.
Vikings 17 at Redskins 13
Brett Favre was perfect on two scoring drives, and Minnesota won Leslie Frazier’s NFL head coaching debut despite Adrian Peterson’s early injury.
Minnesota (4-7) ended its nine-game road losing streak, less than a week after firing coach Brad Childress and promoting Frazier.
Jaguars 20 at Giants 24
Eli Manning threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Boss with 3:15 to play and the Giants rallied to snap a two-game losing streak and end the Jaguars’ three-game winning streak.
Manning also threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Mario Manningham, Lawrence Tynes kicked three field goals.
Panthers 23 at Browns 24
John Kasay missed a 42-yard field goal that grazed the left upright as time expired, allowing the Browns to escape and give ex-Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme a little satisfaction.
Cleveland’s Peyton Hillis rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns, and Delhomme passed for 245 yards in his first start at home for the Browns, who signed him in March after he was released by Carolina.
Chargers 36 at Colts 14
San Diego intercepted Peyton Manning four times, returning two for scores, and Mike Tolbert scored on a three-yard run as the Chargers beat the Colts.
The Chargers (6-5) won their fourth straight and remained one game behind Kansas City in the AFC West race.
Indianapolis (6-5) lost for the second straight week — and for only the second time in its past 21 home games — but is still tied with Jacksonville atop the AFC South.
Dolphins 33 at Raiders 17
Chad Henne returned from a benching and injury to throw for 307 yards and two scores, and Dan Carpenter kicked four field goals for Miami.
Davone Bess had 111 yards receiving in his first game as a pro in his hometown, and Ricky Williams ran for 95 yards and a score for the Dolphins (6-5), who won for the fifth time in six road games to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Eagles 26 at Bears 31
Jay Cutler tied a career high with four touchdown passes and Chicago took sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
The win was the Bears (8-3) fourth straight and put them a game ahead of Green Bay.
Michael Vick threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns. But he also threw his first interception of the year when he got picked off by Chris Harris in the end zone late in the first half, stopping a potential go-ahead scoring drive.
Chiefs 42 at Seahawks 24
Matt Cassel threw three touchdown passes to Dwayne Bowe, Jamaal Charles rushed for 173 yards and Kansas City remained atop the AFC West.
Facing Pete Carroll, his former coach at Southern California, Cassel threw for 233 yards and four touchdowns. Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted twice. Seattle (5-6) has lost four of five.
Buccaneers 10 at Ravens 17
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, and Baltimore won a franchise record-tying eighth straight game at home.
Flacco completed 25-of-35 passes for 289 yards and had a 76-yard touchdown throw to Ray Rice called back because of a block in the back by Anquan Boldin.
Rams 36 at Broncos 33
Rookie Sam Bradford threw for three touchdowns and had his first 300-yard game as St. Louis escaped with a rare road win, which came just over a day after the NFL fined the Broncos and their coach for a videotaping scandal.
The Rams had a seemingly safe 33-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Broncos (3-8) pulled within three points on Brandon Lloyd’s TD catch from Kyle Orton with 2:35 remaining. Bradford was 22-of-37 for 308 yards, three TDs and no interceptions in his first road win as a pro.